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Followup: Goblet of Fire Record Breaking Box Office Numbers

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2005, 10:46 AM

We told you previously about the amazing early estimates of weekend box office totals for the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Box Office has an updated number for us now; Goblet of Fire earned a whopping $102.3 million dollars in its opening weekend. ComingContinued...


Pics of the Phelps Twins in Woodridge

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2005, 12:03 AM

This weekend, James and Oliver Phelps made an appearance in Woodridge, IL, to do a signing and appear at a screening of Goblet of Fire; thanks to our readers, you can check pics out right here! Thanks guys.

Critic Rex Reed Admits: "I'm too old to properly assess any more adventures..."

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2005, 02:24 PM

In The New York Observer, Rex Reed pans Goblet of Fire, first complaining that the movie is "entirely too long for adults and out of the question for children," despite the fact that it is only five minutes longer than the first Harry Potter film. Reed goes onContinued...

Actor Interviews

New Phelps Twins Interview

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2005, 12:34 PM

The Ball State Daily News is running this interview with James and Oliver Phelps, who have protrayed the Weasley twins in the first four HP films, and here confirm that they are on board for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (Let's all hope their grand exit scene is given its due in this film!)
The interviewContinued...

Fan Sites

Potter Fan Sites in the News

Posted by: sue
November 21, 2005, 12:04 PM

Many readers have emailed us to let us know about a nice mention of The Leaky Cauldron and other Harry Potter fansites included in this article in Entertainment Weekly. Also, The Orlando Sentinel has an A to Z listing of all things Harry Potter. This editor admits she enjoyed the entry for letter 'L' veryContinued...


AOL New York Goblet Premiere Video and More

Posted by: sue
November 21, 2005, 11:42 AM

AOL now has up their video from the New York Premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which you can watch via this link. There are alot of interviews and shots of the fans as well as soundbites with the trio and other cast members. TLC will have our own reports and more coming shortly, so stayContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe's Session with the Record Doctor

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2005, 09:23 AM

Previously we told you about Daniel Radcliffe's and Rupert Grint's celebrity playlists on the iTunes store. You can get a much more detailed idea of Dan's taste in music, and his desire to "convert the heathens" from The Observer's Record Doctor column.
Thanks, Jessica!


"Record Haul" for GoF

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2005, 07:39 AM

The BBC reports this morning that Goblet of Fire opened to phenomenal box office numbers in the US, the UK and around the world, as it was number one in all 21 countries where it opened, according to Warner Brothers. Newsround reports in the UK alone, it took in over £14.9m of tickets, making it the biggest everContinued...


USAToday Notes Praise for GoF

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2005, 06:58 AM

USAToday has compiled comments from HP fans, with a focus on praise for the special effects and performances in the film. They also compare GoF with other 'fourth films" in serieses, like The Phantom Menace. "There was a lot of built-up anticipation for another Star Wars," says says Brandon GrayContinued...


Jamie Waylett and Matthew Lewis Surprise Fans at IMAX Saturday Night Screening

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2005, 02:26 AM

On Saturday night, Leaky brought attendees of the 9:15 showing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the 68th Street Loews IMAX a special surprise: a visit from Jamie Waylett (Vincent Crabbe) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom).
The actors wanted to see the filmContinued...

Care Bears: HP-signed Bears for Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2005, 01:40 AM

Support breast cancer awareness and get a teddy bear signed by a Harry Potter actor or crew member in some very special auctions that have been put together by fandomer Lisa at There are bears up for auction that have been signed by Chris Columbus, Rupert Grint and a PhelpsContinued...


New Interview with Steve Kloves

Posted by: sue
November 20, 2005, 08:51 PM

The Los Angeles Times has a new interview with Goblet of Fire screenplay writer Steve Kloves. In this interview he talks about how they worked up to the last minute to hone the script down on Goblet noting "Last Christmas, Mike [Newell] looked at footage and decided he wanted to emphasize certain plotlines,"Continued...

Fiennes Interviews

Ralph Fiennes on Sunday Morning Shootout

Posted by: Melissa
November 20, 2005, 03:02 PM

Ralph Fiennes appeared on AMC's Sunday Morning Shootout today, and Oliver from was nice enough to send us the video.
In the first clip, Fiennes talks about how difficult it was for him to take the role of Voldemort (and what helped him decide to take the role.
In the second clipContinued...


Goblet to Gross More than $101M, Set Records

Posted by: Melissa
November 20, 2005, 01:14 PM and Box Office Mojo are reporting that Goblet is set to bring in $101.5M in its first three days, setting a new box office record for November and surpassing Sorcerer's Stone, the previous highest opening-weekend grossing movie of the franchise. It made about $26,289 per theater.Continued...

HP Cast

Lewis, Murray, and Waylett Hit the Big Apple

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2005, 04:33 PM

As we told you previously, Harry Potter film actors Jamie Waylett (Crabbe), Devon Murray (Seamus), and Matt Lewis (Neville) were appearing this weekend at the Big Apple Con in New York City. We now have some pictures for you of this event which you can see below. A lot more coverage of the weekend toContinued...

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